School Details

Magnolia Science Academy 3

1254 East Helmick Street, Carson, CA 90746
(310) 637-3806
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 420 students 25 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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25%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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19%
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50%
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52%
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46%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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CA00019

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  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
20%
32%
67%
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48%
25%
32%
49%
100%
39%
50%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Magnolia Science Academy 3 is a charter high school in Carson. The principal of Magnolia Science Academy 3 is Steven Selcuk Keskinturk and can be contacted at skeskinturk@magnoliapublicschools.org. 420 students attend Magnolia Science Academy 3 and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Magnolia Science Academy 3 students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 420 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Magnolia Science Academy 3 is 25:1. Junipero Serra High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 49% 11%
Hispanic 47% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Filipino 0.9% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian 0.5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 75%
Limited English proficiency 6% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son will be starting at this school next year but so far from what I see and what they have to offer and their staff it's all worth going to this school and I would refer this school to any other parent as well

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in his second year here (now 8th grader) so far it's been ok. One thing I worry about is the fact that most staff member are from Turkey. It just has this TUrkish flavor and some of the are hard to understand. My sons math teach is Turkish and she is hard to understand. First of all math is not the subject where you can understand the person teaching you. Right now I am closely monitoring it and will see how my son is doing if not i will have to switch. I am very muh involved in his education and will closely monitor what is going on. I encourage parent to play an active part in their kids education because it so important

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in this school in 6th grade and she love it! The teachers are good and very worry about the students they are genuily interested in the best for the kid's.The only downside is they share campus with another school and they will already have their own campus because the school is growing.I hpe LAUSD take care of this pretty soon.

  • (3 years ago)

    From my experince this school is far beyond a good school. Honestly the staff there put no attention to the kids they don't have a steady schedule for the kids they keep changing it everyday they are not organized at all with the students the lunch tables are terribly dirty. The second day of school kids got out early and no parent was notify of this last min change. I changed my kids to this school thinking it was a good school but all I found in just a few day was disappoinment to everything that has to do with this school. So personally I wouldn't recomend your son or daughter to attend this school at allll!!!!!!!! I would rate this school with a 1.

  • (4 years ago)

    Magnolia Science Academy 3 is a great school. There are some excellent teachers on board and they actually care about the children they teach and the education that they receive. The administration staff is beyond great making sure that our kids are well taken care of. The schools website is the best parent/teacher connection that you could ask for.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has very supportive and involved parents. A lot of the students better themselves due to the afterschool tutoring and afterschool clubs available. Theres also camping trips and the Europe trip that are not offered at regular public schools. I think offering these things is making students more involved and succesful in their classes

  • (4 years ago)

    I like that all students must wear a uniform. I also like that theres a lot of acticities for them. Especially the afterschool tutoring to help all the kids learn and not stay behind.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is better than Curtiss. My child is doing better. They just need an afterschool program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like the MagnoXP system that lets me check on my childs grades at all times online. Theres is good communication with parents and students. Our plan as parents with help from our teachers is for all of our kids to graduate and go on to college.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great School Great teachers Principal needs some lessons on how to treat parents otherwise a good school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic dedicated teachers quality instruction great clubs and international travel. What more could I ask for?

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! I have nothing but good things to say about Magnolia Science Academy 3. The teachers and staff really care about the children and not only want them to go to college but graduate! The communication between my son's teacher's and I was outstanding. My son made it to the honor roll this year at Magnolia. I credit this to the great teachers and staff who helped and encouraged him along the way! I look forward to returning next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is the best one in Gardena. I do not know why LA school district has not assigned a good location in Gardena for it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the school has a lot of potential. Shame that LAUSD does not give it the credit it deserves and has not assigned a good location for it. Next year they will be sharing another existing school in Carson and that is a shame.

  • (6 years ago)

    The caring staff and small class size makes this school seem part of our extended family. The advanced math and science program is a wonderful opportunity for kids who excell in math. Smaller size means any problems that arise are seen and dealt with more quickly than in the larger middle schools. As a Charter School it provides the best opportunities of both a public and a private education.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is really great school. The staff are very friendly and love teaching your kids. The principal is very professional. They have small classrooms student/teacher ratio is relatively lower than other public schools. I really recommend this school if you want your kids to get something out of the school.

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